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We have a 12 month 600 visitor visa and are heading to Australia in May. We applied for a 143 cpv  in June 2015 so, providing we don’t develop any nasty illnesses before the medical, we should be granted pr during our “visit”   We are shipping our furniture & stuff with Doree Bonner & while awaiting a reply from them I thought I’d post my query here.

I’ve been looking at an info leaflet on sending unaccompanied personal effects.  It seems to say you can’t send clothes if you’re not a permanent resident.  This seems a bit strange when furniture and even furs are allowed. If we send clothes what happens if they’re not allowed? Are they confiscated or is there  tax to pay?

Here’s the link https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Factsheets/Documents/sendingpersonalbelongingstoaustraliafinal2015feb17.pdf

 

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CPV lodged & 1st VAC 22 June 2015. Acknowledged 30 June 2015 Invitation to supply documents 1 May 2018. Medicals & police checks 9 May 2018. Form 80  25 May 2018.  

AOS lodged 1 June 2018  Telephone interview 20 Dec 2018  Bond paid 27 March 2019AOS acceptance letter  11 April 2019

2nd VAC paid 3 May 2019 Visa Grant 14 May 2019

 

 

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The fact sheets lists clothes and furniture and appliances as personal belongings


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I was confused by the second page that said pr rules applied to,clothes but not furniture


CPV lodged & 1st VAC 22 June 2015. Acknowledged 30 June 2015 Invitation to supply documents 1 May 2018. Medicals & police checks 9 May 2018. Form 80  25 May 2018.  

AOS lodged 1 June 2018  Telephone interview 20 Dec 2018  Bond paid 27 March 2019AOS acceptance letter  11 April 2019

2nd VAC paid 3 May 2019 Visa Grant 14 May 2019

 

 

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I have no idea whether it would matter, but would Immigration take a dim view of someone arriving on a 600 visa with intent to remain permanently?  If so, then it wouldn't be a good idea to reveal your intentions by moving all your worldly goods with you.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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4 hours ago, Marisawright said:

I have no idea whether it would matter, but would Immigration take a dim view of someone arriving on a 600 visa with intent to remain permanently?  If so, then it wouldn't be a good idea to reveal your intentions by moving all your worldly goods with you.

No problem. Immigration were aware of our cpv application when granting the 600 visa and our shippers have checked that it’s ok to send our stuff on a 12 month temp visa with a permanent one in the offing. We couldn’t do it with a temporary visa of less than 12 months


CPV lodged & 1st VAC 22 June 2015. Acknowledged 30 June 2015 Invitation to supply documents 1 May 2018. Medicals & police checks 9 May 2018. Form 80  25 May 2018.  

AOS lodged 1 June 2018  Telephone interview 20 Dec 2018  Bond paid 27 March 2019AOS acceptance letter  11 April 2019

2nd VAC paid 3 May 2019 Visa Grant 14 May 2019

 

 

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9 hours ago, Emmys Gran said:

No problem. Immigration were aware of our cpv application when granting the 600 visa and our shippers have checked that it’s ok to send our stuff on a 12 month temp visa with a permanent one in the offing. We couldn’t do it with a temporary visa of less than 12 months

Of course they would be aware of your application when granting the 600 visa.  But the official position would be so you could on a visit before the grant of the visa, not so you can move out early.   


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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